An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

Sermons

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Dec
3
2017

Keep Awake

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Nov
26
2017

Learning to Love the City (PDF)

Presented by Kayla Collins, guest preacher

Nov
12
2017

Quiet Tenacity

Presented by Jim Lehman, guest preacher

Nov
5
2017

Sinew, Bone and Breath

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Oct
29
2017

What Can We Do

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Oct
22
2017

Take, Bless, Break, Share

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Oct
15
2017

Bearing Fruit in Every Season

Presented by Rev. Debbie Eisenbise, guest preacher

Oct
8
2017

Speed of Soul (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Sep
17
2017

Living in the Age of Crowds (PDF)

Presented by Sam Lundberg, guest preacher

Sep
3
2017

Double Vision

Presented by Ruth Peterson, guest preacher

Aug
20
2017

Does Anyone Have the Time? (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Aug
13
2017

My Cancer Journey (PDF)

Presented by Alysson Wittmeyer, guest preacher

Jul
23
2017

Rest for Our Souls (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jul
16
2017

A Cup of Cool Water (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jul
9
2017

Message in Drama

Presented by Sheri Warren, guest presenter

Jul
2
2017

Risk Hope (PDF)

Presented by Cheryl Gray, guest preacher

Jun
25
2017

A Houseful of Enemies

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jun
18
2017

Multiple Choice (PDF)

Presented by Willard E. Dulabaum, guest preacher

Jun
4
2017

Wild Wishes and Holy Geese (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

May
28
2017

Too Much Heaven on Their Minds (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

May
14
2017

Have We Seen the Lord? (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Apr
16
2017

Raised from the Dead (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Apr
9
2017

Who is This (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Apr
2
2017

Moral Authority (PDF)

Presented by Jay Wittmeyer, guest preacher

Mar
26
2017

It Starts with the Roots – The Nonviolent Jesus and Prayer (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Mar
19
2017

Salty Language

Presented by Jack Flores, guest preacher

Mar
12
2017

The Nonviolent Jesus and Anger

Presented by Pastor Samuel Sarpiya, guest preacher

Feb
26
2017

God's Love Revealed (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Feb
12
2017

Reveal God's Love in Action (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Feb
5
2017

Reveal God's Love on Your Street (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jan
29
2017

Arise, Shine (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jan
22
2017

16th annual worship exchange with Second Baptist Church |

Wow

Presented by Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond, guest preacher

Jan
22
2017

16th Annual Worship exchange with Second Baptist Church |

Good News of Great Joy for All People

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jan
22
2017

16th Annual Worship Exchange with Second Baptist Church | Luke 2: 8-20

Good News of Great Joy for All People (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jan
8
2017

And All of Jerusalem with Him (PDF)

Presented by Liz Lerner, guest preacher

Jan
1
2017

To Make Music in the Heart

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Dec
24
2016

Keeping Christmas Well (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Dec
11
2016

Ring Out Love (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Dec
4
2016

Ring Out Hope (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Nov
27
2016

Ring Out Peace (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Nov
13
2016

Not a Hair of Your Head (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Nov
6
2016

From Generation to Generation (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Oct
30
2016

Live Simply: Share Enough (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Oct
16
2016

Live Simply: Face the Truth (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Oct
9
2016

Live Simply: Follow Jesus (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Sep
25
2016

Staying the Course

Presented by Jane Taylor Greenfield, guest preacher

Sep
11
2016

Golden Calves and Great Nations (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Sep
4
2016

How Does Jesus Read? (PDF)

Presented by Sam Lundberg, guest preacher

Aug
28
2016

Bread Siblings (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Aug
21
2016

Street Restoration (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Aug
14
2016

Divine Division (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Aug
7
2016

2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Beyond Our Means (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jul
17
2016

Love and Consolation (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jul
10
2016

Following Jesus

Presented by Mike McKeever, guest preacher

Jul
3
2016

Lighting up Our State webcast

Presented by Andy Murray, Annual Conference Moderator

Jun
26
2016

A Single Step (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jun
19
2016

Your Children are not Your Children (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

May
29
2016

Forgive and Remember (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

May
22
2016

Mystery Loves Company (PDF)

Presented by Willard "Duly" Dulabaum, guest preacher

May
15
2016

What the Fire Does (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

May
8
2016

The Knitting God (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

May
1
2016

Senior High Sunday | Psalm 23

Shepherd me, O God

Presented by Senior High Youth

Apr
24
2016

Washing Feet (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Apr
17
2016

Junior High Sunday |

News Report: Miracle in the Middle East (PDF)

Presented by Junior High Youth

Apr
10
2016

Communion Fish and Hungry Sheep (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Apr
3
2016

Believing the Impossible (PDF)

Presented by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, guest preacher

Mar
27
2016

An Idle Tale (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Mar
20
2016

The Stones Would Shout Out (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Mar
13
2016

Highland Avenue's Bardo

Presented by Blaine Miner, guest preacher

Mar
6
2016

The Sinners Who Eat with Jesus (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Feb
28
2016

Don't Ask Me That Again! (PDF)

Presented by Jack Flores, guest preacher

Feb
21
2016

Fetishizing the Prophetic (PDF)

Presented by Joshua Brockway, guest preacher

Feb
14
2016

In the Wilderness (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Feb
7
2016

On the Mountain (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jan
24
2016

Shared Worship With Second Baptist - Third Sunday After Epiphany |

Get Into the River (PDF)

Presented by Rev. Dr. Nathaniel L. Edmond, guest preacher

Jan
17
2016

Second Sunday after Epiphany |

The Good Wine (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Jan
10
2016

First Sunday of Epiphany | Luke 3:1-22

Acts of Solidarity (PDF)

Presented by Michael McKeever, guest preacher

Dec
13
2015

Holding Hands (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Dec
6
2015

Blessed for All Generations (PDF)

Presented by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Nov
22
2015

Reign of Christ Sunday | Philippians 4:4-9

Think on These Things (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Nov
15
2015

Commitment Sunday | Exodus 16:11-29; Matthew 14:13-21

Enough

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Nov
8
2015

Kendra's Sermon (PDF)

Presented by Kendra Harbeck

Nov
1
2015

All Saints Sunday | Ephesians 3:14-20

Saints and Sinners: Practicing Resurrection

Presented by Joshua Brockway

Oct
25
2015

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost | Mark 2:1-12; Acts 6: 1-7; James 5:13-16

Creating a Community of Care (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Oct
11
2015

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost |

Martha and Mary (PDF)

Presented by Don Fecher

Sep
27
2015

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 1:5-25; Luke 1:39-66

From Generation to Generation (PDF)

Presented by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford

Sep
20
2015

Peace Sunday | Ephesians 2:13-22

Breaking Down Dividing Walls (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Sep
13
2015

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Isaiah 35:4-7a; Mark 7:24-37

Learning to Listen, Empowered to Speak (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Aug
30
2015

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Matthew 25:31-40; 1 Corinthians 11:18-22, 27-29

Hunger and Righteousness (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Aug
23
2015

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Psalm 119:97-105; 2 Timothy 3:14-­16

Is the Bible the Word of God? (PDF)

Presented by Rick Gardner

Aug
16
2015

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost | Job 38:1-7; Psalm 19:1-4, Philippians 2:5-8

All God (PDF)

Presented by Jim Lehman

Aug
9
2015

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost | Isaiah 58; Revelation 21

Spirit of God Moving (PDF)

Presented by Katie Shaw Thompson

Aug
2
2015

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost | John 6:24-40

Hungry for Signs (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jul
26
2015

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | John 6:1-21

Putting God in a Box (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jul
18
2015

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost | Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Rhythms of Work and Rest (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jul
5
2015

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost | Mark 6:1-6

Hey, Isn't That Mary's Kid? (PDF)

Presented by Jon Mhevic

Jun
28
2015

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost | Mark 5:21-43

Reaching Out in Fear and Faith (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jun
21
2015

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost | Mark 4:35-41

Learning to Sail with Jesus (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jun
7
2015

Second Sunday after Pentecost | 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

A "Pep Talk" from Paul (PDF)

Presented by Becky Ullom Naugle

May
24
2015

Pentecost Sunday | Acts 2:1-13

Speaking in Other Tongues (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

May
17
2015

The Fifth Sunday of Easter | Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:12-17, 21-26

Church Happenings (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

May
3
2015

The Fourth Sunday of Easter | John 15:1-17; Hebrews 10:23-25

Commanded to Love (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Apr
19
2015

The Third Sunday of Easter | Luke 24:36-48

You Are Witnesses of These Things (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Apr
12
2015

Second Sunday of Easter | Isaiah 42:16-18; John 20:19-31

The Path of the Void (PDF)

Presented by Paul Teetor

Apr
5
2015

Easter Sunday | John 20:1-18

Alleluia is Our Song (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Mar
29
2015

Palm Sunday | Mark 11:1-11

In the Crowd (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Mar
22
2015

Fifth Sunday in Lent | Job 1:13-19,27:2-28 & James 1:2-4

God's Jigsaw Puzzle (PDF)

Presented by Rebekah Flores

Mar
15
2015

The Fourth Sunday in Lent | Based on John 3 and 4

A Dialogue (PDF)

Presented by Michael McKeever

Mar
15
2015

The Fourth Sunday in Lent | John 3:1-17

Born Again (PDF)

Presented by Michael McKeever

Mar
8
2015

The Third Sunday in Lent | Ex. 20:1-20; 1 Cor. 1: 18-25; John 2:13-22

Muddling Through (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Mar
1
2015

The Second Sunday of Lent | Mark 8:31-38

The Measure of Success (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Feb
22
2015

First Sunday of Lent | Mark 1:9-14

It's Not About Us (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Feb
8
2015

Service Sunday | Philippians 2:1-4

Humble (PDF)

Presented by Ben Bear

Jan
25
2015

Shared Worship with Second Baptist Church | Ephesians 4:1-16

Growing Up (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jan
18
2015

The Second Sunday after Epiphany | Joel 2:28-29, 1 Samuel 3:1-10, Isaiah 43

Stop, Look, Listen (PDF)

Presented by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford

Jan
4
2015

Second Sunday after Christmas Day | Luke 2: 1-12

For the Time Being (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Dec
28
2014

The First Sunday after Christmas | Luke 2:22-40

Promised Peace (PDF)

Presented by Jack Flores

Dec
21
2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent | Luke 1: 26-38; 39-46a; 47-55

From Lament to Rejoicing (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Dec
7
2014

The Second Sunday of Advent | Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15

Hurry Up and Wait (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Nov
30
2014

First Sunday of Advent | Psalm. 80:1-7; 17-19

An Advent State of MInd (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Nov
23
2014

Twenty-second Day after Pentecost | Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Setting Down and Taking Up (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Nov
16
2014

Twenty-first Day after Pentecost | Psalm 123

Lift Up Your Eyes? (PDF)

Presented by Joshua Brockway

Nov
2
2014

Nineteenth Day after Pentecost | Psalm 77:5,11-20; Hebrews12:1-3

Autumn Wisdom (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Oct
26
2014

Commitment Sunday | 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Releasing Our Gifts for the Common Good (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Oct
12
2014

17th Sunday after Pentecost | Matthew 19:21

Gaze. Consider. Contemplate. Imitate. (PDF)

Presented by David Doudt and Kim Ebersole

Oct
5
2014

16th Sunday after Pentecost | Philippians 3:4b-14

Eye on the Goal (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Sep
28
2014

16th Sunday after Pentecost |

A Questioning God (PDF)

Presented by Willard Dulabaum

Sep
21
2014

International Day of Prayer for Peace | 2 Corinthians 5:11-20

A Matter of Trust (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Sep
14
2014

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost | Romans 14:1-13

Untitled Sermon (PDF)

Presented by Kendra Harbeck

Sep
7
2014

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost | Philippians 2:1-13

Plotting the Resurrection (PDF)

Presented by Judith Gibble

Aug
31
2014

The 12th Sunday after Pentecost | Ephesians 4:1-6, 11-16; Revelation 21:5-6

Endings and Beginnings (PDF)

Presented by Nancy Faus Mullen

Aug
24
2014

The 11th Sunday after Pentecost | Jeremiah 29:11-14; Philippians 1:3-11

Never-Ending Ministry (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Aug
10
2014

The 9th Sunday after Pentecost | Amos 7:11-17; Matthew 14:22-33

What Kind of Witness is Ours? (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Aug
3
2014

The 8th Sunday after Pentecost | Genesis 33, Genesis 44-45, Philippians 1:17-21

Finding a Way Forward (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jul
27
2014

The 7th Sunday after Pentecost | Hosea 14:4-9; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

A Massive Act of Imagination (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jul
20
2014

The 6th Sunday after Pentecost | Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Finding Our Bearings (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jul
13
2014

The 5th Sunday after Pentecost | Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

First Listen, Then Act (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jul
6
2014

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost | Micah 6:6-8, 1 Cornithians 13

Letting Our Lives Speak (PDF)

Presented by Mabel Rice

Jun
29
2014

Third Sunday after Pentecost | Genesis 22:1-14

Trusting in the Promise (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Jun
22
2014

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost | Jeremiah 20:7-13; Matthew 10:24-39

When We Cannot Not Speak (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jun
15
2014

The First Sunday after Pentecost | Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 6:1-4

A New Country of Grace (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

May
25
2014

The Sixth Sunday of Easter | Act 17:22-31

Healthy Boundaries (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

May
18
2014

The Fifth Sunday of Easter | Matthew 25:14-30; Revelation 21:1-6

Write This! (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

May
11
2014

The Fourth Sunday of Easter | Jeremiah 18:1-6

The Way of Trust (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Apr
27
2014

Junior High Sunday | Matthew 5:14-16

Shining God's Light (PDF)

Presented by Jackson Teetor

Apr
20
2014

Easter Sunday | Jeremiah 31:1-6; John 20:1-18

Unfailing Love (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Apr
13
2014

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday | Matthew 21:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11

In Turmoil (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Apr
6
2014

The Fifth Sunday in Lent | John 11:1-45

We Have This Hope (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Mar
30
2014

The Fourth Sunday in Lent | 1 Samuel 16:1-13; John 9:1-41

When Life Comes Unglued (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Mar
23
2014

The Third Sunday in Lent | John 4:5-42

Where Do You Get That Living Water? (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Mar
16
2014

The Second Sunday in Lent | Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-17

God's Spirit on the Move (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Mar
9
2014

The First Sunday in Lent | Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 5:12-19

What in the World is God Doing? (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Mar
5
2014

Ash Wednesday | 2 Corinthians 5:16-20

Humility (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Mar
2
2014

Transfiguration Sunday | Matthew 17:1-9

Listening Deliberately (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Feb
23
2014

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany | Matthew 5:38-48

Practicing Generosity (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Feb
16
2014

The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany | Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Matthew 5:21-26

Choose Life (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Feb
9
2014

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany | Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20

The Flavor of Life (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jan
26
2014

shared worship with Second Baptist | Micah 6:1-8

The Old and the New (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jan
19
2014

The Second Sunday after Epiphany | Isaiah 49:1-7

A Heavy Responsibility (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Jan
12
2014

The First Sunday after Epiphany | John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14

Walking Into Mystery (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Dec
29
2013

Christmas Sunday | Matthew 2:13-23

Listening for God's Leading (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Dec
22
2013

Fourth Sunday of Advent | Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:1-7

More Than We Bargained For (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Dec
8
2013

Second Sunday of Advent | Matthew 3:1-12; Romans 15:4-13

When We Don't Fit In (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Dec
1
2013

The First Sunday of Advent | Matthew 24:36-44, Romans 13:11-14

Make Haste (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Nov
24
2013

Thanksgiving Sunday | Psalm 34:11-14; Matthew 6:25-33

Connecting the Dots (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Nov
17
2013

The 26th Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 20:45-21:19

Outside the Box (PDF)

Presented by Michael McKeever

Nov
10
2013

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 20:27-38

Faith in a Time of Challenge (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Nov
3
2013

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 19:1-10

A Choice to be Made (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Oct
27
2013

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 18:9-14

Found Faithful (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Oct
20
2013

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 18:1-8

Found Faithful with Much (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Oct
13
2013

The 21st Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 17:11-19

Faithful in Little (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Oct
6
2013

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 17:5-10; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Called to be Faithful (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Sep
29
2013

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 16:19-31

The Great Divide (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Sep
22
2013

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost | Romans 12:9-21

Living Peace

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Sep
15
2013

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost | Luke 15:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Party On! (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Sep
8
2013

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost | Genesis 12:1-4a; Luke 14:25-33

Where Will the Journey Lead Us? (PDF)

Presented by Joel Kline

Sep
1
2013

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost | Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Keep Loving Each Other (PDF)

Presented by Jeanne Davies

Sermons from June 2005 to November 2012 are posted on our Sermons & Meditations blog. Older sermons as far back as July 2002 can be found on the Sermons Archive page.